Creative Pipeline Assistant

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

October 19, 2021
Melbourne, AUS

Hipster Whale is seeking a talented Creative Pipeline Assistant to help us organise data on an exciting project! This is a 6-month full-time role based in Melbourne. There is also the possibility this role will extend beyond 6 months.

The project is still not announced but if you like DIY, making things, building LEGO, collecting all the fish in Animal Crossing...this might be your jam.


  • Methodically processing assets, ensuring features are correct and of a high standard
  • Organising information and tracking your progress
  • Following detailed guidelines to ensure asset meets strict design requirements
  • Communicating with the team to report on your status and flag any roadblocks you may encounter


  • You appreciate well organised information and enjoy the process to get it there
  • You’re happy to handle tasks that may feel repetitive at times (there will be a fair amount of data entry and bug fixing involved)
  • You can follow instructions, even the boring little steps that many of us like to skip over!
  • You’ve got a good eye for detail and will often spot visual imperfections


  • 1-3 years of experience in a commercial studio (not necessarily a games studio, but experience working in a professional technical team is a must)
  • Clear and reliable communication skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • You know your way around Excel or Google Sheets
  • Able to follow instructions with high attention to detail
  • General technical capabilities - you don’t need to be a programmer, but you should be keen to learn new tools (or willing to be taught)
  • Must be legally able to work in Australia and willing to work at our Melbourne office


  • QA and compliance experience
  • Data entry experience
  • Experience with Unity game engine
  • Familiarity with JIRA & Confluence
  • Able to start immediately

Unfortunately, we’re not able to consider remote applicants for this position.

Although everyone at Hipster Whale is encouraged to contribute in the design process, we want to be clear this is not a Game Design role.


We offer flexible working conditions, a lovely light-filled office right near Flinders Street Station (don’t worry, we also have blinds if darkness is more your thing), and training and development opportunities. Team happiness and fulfillment is essential for our business to be successful, and we know that means a respectful work/life balance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diverse applications.

If you can tick most of the requirements for a role but not all, please do contact us. We are always interested to see candidates who could grow into an advertised role. Don't let the list of attributes scare you off if you feel a role is really you.


  • Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the role, as well as a CV outlining your experience to: with [POSITION TITLE - YOUR NAME] in the subject.
  • Applications close COB Thursday 4 November, 2021

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Hipster Whale is an entirely independent Melbourne based studio, founded in 2014. Hipster Whale’s first release, Crossy Road, was a viral success and has been downloaded hundreds of millions of times. Hipster Whale continues to make bright and funny games with broad appeal.

Hipster Whale released PAC-MAN 256 with Bandai Namco in 2015, Disney Crossy Road in 2016 with Disney, Piffle in 2018 with Mighty Games, and most recently Crossy Road Castle in 2020.


Crossy Road is the 8-bit endless arcade hopper that started it all. Collect custom characters and navigate freeways, railroads, rivers and much more. Join over 200 MILLION players worldwide and experience Hipster Whale's massive viral #1 hit!

Join the Crossy Road crew in this endlessly spinning cooperative tower climb. Bring your friends and see how far you can get. Keep climbing as high as you can! Every run is different!

Line up your best shot in this adorable puzzle arcade adventure! Collect an army of cute Piffle Balls to help you clear a mishmash of challenging blocks and obstacles.

PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends. But the Glitch is coming for you… Challenge your friends with the local co-op multiplayer mode, up to 4 players. Waka waka on PAC-DOTS and stay ahead of the super-villain: The Glitch. Take on a new gang of revived retro-ghosts including Sue, Funky, and Spunky and Outsmart them with over 20 ridiculous power ups: Laser, Tornado, Giant and much more.

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